In the media: Morten Hansen on financing the fallout from the crisis
Morten Hansen is Head of the Economics Department at SSE Riga and adds to the economic-political debate in Latvia through his columns at the independent Latvian magazine IR.
Morten Hansen writes:
"Anyone who claims to know the full consequences, politically and economically, of the Corona crisis is delusional. Nobody knows, period. But that it will be costly is 100% certain.
It also accentuates rifts we already see in the European Union, in particular between northern and southern EU countries. Parts of southern EU is severely hit by the corona virus (Italy, France, Spain) while e.g. Greece is much less hit – but still risks massive economic fallout due to its very large tourism sector. Much bigger costs thus loom in the south than in the north, although northern countries are taking a massive hit, too.
What about the money?"